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Becky is aiming for a ball kid boost

A SOLIHULL teenager might soon be rubbing shoulders with the best tennis players in the world after reaching the final stages of a competition to find ‘ball kids’.

A SOLIHULL teenager might soon be rubbing shoulders with the best tennis players in the world after reaching the final stages of a competition to find ‘ball kids’.

Sporty Tudor Grange School pupil Becky Muir, aged 14, also got to enjoy a tennis master-class with former Wimbledon champion Pat Cash last weekend as she bid to become a Barclays Ball Kid.

Becky was among 119 talented youngsters atending the National Trials in London, with the best 30 set to be ball kids at the ATP World Tour Finals in November.

Becky was tested on her agility, endurance, coordination, ball skills, balance, speed and team work as Cash and Andy Murray’s former coach Mark Petchey ran the rule over her sporting prowess.

And Becky - who plays her tennis at David Llyd Solihull Cranmore - admitted it would be a dream come true to share the court with the likes of Murray, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal at the O2 in November.

“It was a really busy day with a lot of runing around but it went well,” said Becky, who represents her school at tennis, rounders, hockey and swimming.For more information on becoming a Barclays Ball Kid at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London visit www.barclaysballkids.com .

 

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